Tracks

01. Blackened Dawn
02. December 26th
03. Dark Discovery
04. As Light Is Our Darkness
05. Beyond Salvation
06. Closed Eyes
07. Trust And Betrayal
08. Shadowed
09. When The River Calls
10. For Every Tear That Falls
11. To Hope Is To Fear



01. Blackened Dawn

Will the sun be rising that I wont know
cause light reaches me not
I know I'm aging and that I can't see
In darkness I am fumbling
With these hands as my eyes
Sensitive fingers lead my way
Through this pit of no light

I cried before my gods
I wept for my sins
Blackened dawn
And what kind of god
Would have me deserve this
Blackened dawn

Clouds gathering darkness
The already black sky
Rain starts falling
Soaks the far ground sour ground
Cries from where
Demons inside of me

As the son of eternal night
Wants to become
The son of light
Like a candle someone blew out
The glow is there but slowly fading
The ashes as my soul lies shattered
I cried before my gods
I wept for my sins
Blackened dawn
And what kind of god
Would have me deserve this
Blackened dawn

In the dark of this blackened dawn


02. December 26th

I recall when the bright light descends
Something takes possession over me
I remember when the nightmares began
On that cold night of December 26th

I don't know what it is but I lost all control
Can't you see I'm condemned by the past that
They close in my history I don't want to be like
This no more you can't see what I mean but you
Would if you saw all the sight that I have seen

I cross my heart in hope to see
What I saw was not a part of me
Dig inside yourself and you shall feel
But dig to deep and you become like me

I hate to see one more get lost like I
To those big eyes
December
Evil words are spoken makes me fear
The world that now reigns over me
I was strong but now weak and I fall with my tears
Can't you please make the demons leave me be
I don't know what it is but I lost all control
Can't you see I'm condemned by the past that
They close in my history I don't want to be like
This no more you can't see what I mean but you
Would if you saw all the sight that I have seen

Please don't let your eyes meet mine
I have seen it all before
Cause the eyes mirror the soul

I hate to see one more get lost like I
Those big black eyes
December 26
Those big black eyes

I hate to see one more get lost like I
Those big black eyes
December 26
Those big black eyes


03. Dark Discovery

Here I am the remains of me
My eyes tired but I can't sleep
My muscles withers
The weakness sows it's seed
God I ask you for your meaning of this
Can't you see what has become of my
Can't you see the tears I cry in horror
As last my eyes are closed and I am breathing slowly
Hoping again that this is the end
And I am on my way to embrace the holy

Look me in the eyes
What have you found in me

A dark discovery

In my dreams I try to hide away
But there is no shelter to find
And I try to reach to the light of the day
I rage against the dying of the light
God was I wish that I was all alone
Oh god all the ones that I learned to know
Think about those who I leave in sorrow
It is not fair why do I have to go

Please I beg you
To take away my pain

The dark discovery
What have you found in me
The dark discovery
The dark discovery

[Solo: Englund]

We all have to die eventually
But of course I didn't want to die
I wasn't old or infirm or in bad health
But most of all I didn't want to leave
My darling wife and my young son
Who now has no father to look after him
And that is my greatest regret


04. As Light Is Our Darkness

In a garden of sorrow
Among the mourning of souls
A silent whisper you must walk alone
Even though my tears tells me not to
I must walk alone
I seek shelter
Cause I am hiding

As light is our darkness
We seek the day
But when the shade of the night comes
It chases my strength away

My steps echoes
In this chapel of fall
And I see my past being
Being left behind
I hope I beg
Can't someone come and take my soul
And take my soul...


05. Beyond Salvation

The wolves carries my name
In their midnight speeches
And that quiet subtle voice
Is summoning me from afar
And a voice much closer
Screams to me with unholy impatience

And the weight of your soul
Will decide it's final resting place

As light is our darkness
we seek the day
But when the shade of the night comes
It chases my strength away

I've seen unknown lands
No map has ever charted
And I lived in the deserts
And the wastelands
And I have spoken with the demons
And the souls of the slaughtered

And the weight of your soul
Will decide it's final resting place

As the light is our darkness...


06. Closed Eyes

Make me see through eyes
Of a different soul
Cause mine are closed and sealed
Since long before
To seek and hopefully find
Find my own voice
To sail beyond the sunset
And strand on solid ground
I must to maintain
My now so weak belief
May it grow or else
The darkness will never cease

Lost am I in woods of never ending tress
That tomorrow will be dying due to my grief

Is this my ending I failed in my calls
Should have been there
Would have stayed
But to live in fear is not to live at all
Yes to live in fear is not to live at all

I close my eyes and I drift away
Crying loud gone is the day
Will I be awakened tomorrow
That I can only pray
The spark in me quickly fades
A silent voice inside
Child take a look at yourself
You've got to look with better eyes than that
Or else this journey ends

You're fighting a war
where the battle is yourself
Falling and you know
you are bound to fall again

Is this my ending I failed in my calls
Should have been stronger
Would have fought
But to live in fear is not to live at all
Yes to live in fear is not to live at all

[Solo: Bronell]

I'm climbing this latter
But it seems to long
Still it lights up a fire inside of me
That I did not think existed
But thinking again remembering hard times
Cause am I forsaken
Forsaken by gods
But this still is my battle
I am
I am abandoned
Oh yes I am

[Solo: Andy La Roque]


07. Trust And Betrayal

Some time has past
the winter is here
Dark memories haunt me
My vision is not clear
But my focus is crystal
Cause my wounds are bleeding still
You hurt me forever
How could I ever have thought that you would
The only two that I trusted
Why the hell should I forgive
You left me to winter
And god damn this loneliness

[Solo: Englund]

My sadness you'll see
This sorrow ends in victory

My trust your betrayal
I stab away my sorrows
It all ends here my sight now clear
A new day begins tomorrow

A brighter season is here
The sun chases away the cold
But it hasn't got the strength to scatter
The clouds inside of me
Have they been building forever
And now to thick to cut through
What did I do to deserve this punishment
And why am I the only one who's forsaken
Made you rest made you sleep eternal
But this empty soul is mine

All my tears
All this sorrow
All ended in defeat

My trust your betrayal
I stab away my sorrows
It all ends here my sight now clear
A new day begins tomorrow

We are gathered here together
To decide over the hearing
Of a most evil and an unpleasant crime
Perpetrated by an evil and unpleasant mind
Someone who would even kill his best friend
For reasons of personal greed and ambition
The defendant is accused of
cold-bloodedly parting
the murder of his best friend

[Solo: Englund]


08. Shadowed

There is no way to tell his story
Without telling my own
And if his story is really a confession
Then so is mine...
What will it come to
Where will it end where is
The last stop of this journey among shadows
Will I ever find myself
Where am I being sent
The well of my faith is close to dry
who knows...

Have I got the strength to make a step again
Tired of just giving and have nothing gained

Silent screams
My fears are real
Cause I'm scared you see
Of the shadowed me

I'm travelling the footsteps
Of so many more
How come I feel so damn alone
You try to comfort
But you don't really care
Cause this is my cross to bear

Silent screams
My fears are real
Cause I'm scared you see
Of the shadowed me

[Solo: Bronell]

Silent screams
My fears are real
Cause I'm scared you see
Of the shadowed me


09. When The River Calls

Brought into this world
Met by open arms
I was born as a hero
All the tears I wept
The tears that just kept falling
All the dreams I dreamt
Dies when the river's calling

Liars
Soulless
Lairs
I am soulless

Another side of me
Oh yes it's getting stronger
Kept as a prisoners
A darker soul can't be found
All the times I've cried
The times when I was lonely
Breathing for the last time
My body dragged down slowly

Liars
Soulless
Lairs
I am soulless

[Solo: Mattias "IA" Eklundh]

Why wont you leave me alone
Wont you leave me alone
Why wont you leave
Why wont you leave me alone

[Solo: Englund]

Liars
Soulless
Lairs
I am soulless


10. For Every Tear That Falls

Stranded on a shore of no light
The waves brings me sorrow
and with a vision of past in my mind
All I crave is to see you back in life

I call your name
But you wont hear me
I seek your eyes but they wont see
And when I reach for your hands
I realise I can't feel them no more

I see your eyes
I feel your pain

Sailing waters I am drifting inside
The wind brings me sadness
And with a vision of pain in my mind
All I wanted was not to see you die

I call you name
But you wont hear me
I seek your eyes but they wont see
And when I'm burning inside
I hope you're there

Cant you see my tears
I see your crying
And I have tried to forget
You'll always be in my mind

I stare the eyes of a man alone
A man I used to care for
A man I used to know
For every tear that falls
A wound grows bigger
Into my already bleeding soul

If I had only been there
Oh god I wish I could have saved you

I still remember the times we shared
I've tried to keep inside the grief I suffer
I can't believe that I been swept away
Like I never existed
As a part of your life

[Solo: Englund]

I'm still stranded on the shore of no light
And the same wave still brings me sorrow
And I'm drifting yes drifting inside
And my wound grows bigger
For every tear that falls
For every tear that falls


11. To Hope Is To Fear

Weakened by the truth of life
Suffering this endless pain
Mourning the birth of time
Falling asleep to wake up in vain
Demons making trophies out of man
Nurturing from the souls of the lost
False prophets behind every lie
Predicting disaster in hope of horror

I hope death finds me
With the proper god in mind

To hope is to fear
To hope is to fear
To hope is to fear
To hope is to fear

Try to imagine not to fear the awakening of the sleeping
Try to see this fiction in it's truth
Instead of believing in a romance being
Distracted confused sad my soul's abused
I won't drift away with my tears
Cause to hope is to fear

I hope death finds me
With the proper god in mind

To hope is to fear
To hope is to fear
To hope is to fear
To hope is to fear

Let me through this hall of light
I've got to set foot on
The other side...

[Solo: Englund]